The La Verne Police Department and the FBI are continuing to investigate an apparent hate crime involving an online threat and arson that occurred on campus last Thursday and Friday, prompting the cancellation of classes.
In response to last week's apparent hate crimes – a racist threat on social media directed at a specific group of students, followed by arson in a student's car – several students rallied in Johnson Family Plaza to condemn these actions, while faculty discussed the appropriate response at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday.
On April 17, junior speech communications major Tyler Anderson and another black student proposed Oshun, a separate funding hub for black focused clubs on campus, to Loretta Rahmani, chief student affairs officer, Lawrence Potter, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Richard Rose, professor of religion and philosophy, President Devorah Lieberman, Provost Jonathan Reed and Beatriz Gonzales, chief diversity officer. Anderson announced the plan to some students at a Black Student Union meeting May 7.
Junior speech communication and philosophy major Tyler Faye Anderson designed Unidentifiable Creative, a content creation company dedicated to helping artists who cannot limit their art and ideas to one medium, showcasing their work and connecting them with endorsements, sponsorships and collaborations through online and social media promotion.
Snug up against the foothills, in the middle of suburban neighborhoods, the cobblestone Rubel Castle, operated by the Glendora Historical Society, continues to carry on one man’s dream of never growing up by offering tours.
Allyson Brantley delivered a presentation titled “Which Roads Lead to an HSI? The Palomares Colonia, Demographic Shifts, & the Transformation of the University of La Verne” before about 35 community members Nov. 26 in Quay Davis Executive Boardroom, with some joining on Zoom.